Monarch Waystation Garden Tour – a huge success!

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What a great day! We had beautiful weather and ten beautiful Monarch Waystations. 250 people bought tickets, and everyone seemed to thoroughly enjoy the tour.

I was delighted to see this female monarch in our backyard yesterday nectaring on blazing stars (Liatris) and then laying an egg on our common milkweed. It was almost as though she was saying ‘thank you’!

Monarch nectaring on Blazing Starmonarch-nectaring on-blazing-starI appreciate the efforts of everyone involved, including Beate Popkin, president of the Lexington Chapter of Wild Ones, the board members, the Monarch Waystation Tour committee, and 45 volunteers who made it run so smoothly.

I had fun, and I’ve heard similar feedback from the other garden owners. We appreciated the opportunity to share our gardens with other folks who are genuinely interested in learning more about how to help Monarchs and other pollinators. Thanks to all!

3 thoughts on “Monarch Waystation Garden Tour – a huge success!”

  1. What an awesome event! So thankful that the weather cooperated. It was about the only dry day in weeks. Just fantastic.

    I’ve seen just one monarch in our backyard, a female, but no eggs. I’m waiting, hoping…

  2. The tour was great & the gardens were beautifull. I think your monarch was thanking you, it’s wonderful!!
    Today we had the biggest yellow swallowtail on our zinnias that I’ve ever seen. Hope to see a monarch soon.

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